Linux : Compiz custom settings in Ubuntu Intrepid
This page last changed on Jan 05, 2009 by Kees de Kooter
If you turn on "Visual Effects / Extra" in the Appearence Preferences you already get a nice set of Compiz effects. Wobbly windows being my personal favourite . Here are some extra settings to make it the user interface even slicker.
Install CompizConfig Settings Manager
In order to tweak the finer Compiz details you need to install CompizConfig Settings Manager, which in not installed by default.
Resize window mode
Window Management / Resize Window / General / Default Resize Mode = Normal
Semi transparent menus
Opacity, Brightness and Saturation / Opacity / Windows - add Window specific settings:
Tooltip | Menu | PopupMenu | DropdownMenu with opacity 90. (Thanks to: http://arstechnica.com/journals/linux.ars/2007/11/08/configuring-conditional-window-transparency-in-compiz).
Toggle transparency with mouse wheel
Give some windows a default transparency
Blurred text of windows under semi transparent windows
Workspaces on a cube
Enable Desktop / Rotate Cube
Is by default available with the key <Super>e. I added "Expo Edge" bottom right corner.
Utility / Resize Info / Show resize info for all windows = True